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TeeJay4490 11-15-2012 03:05 PM

TeeJay's Expedition Rig Build
 
I've had my jeep for a few months now and I figured id start one of these early so I dont miss anything


Welp nothing too exciting yet just a few cosmetic mods and basically maitnance stuff I had to take care of.

Alittle history on the jeep: Its a 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo, pretty much fullly loaded,4x4. Its been in my family its whole life and had it pretty easy till it made it to me. For the past couple years I had been driving a 2005 ford explorer which was okay but terrible off-road. The jeep had been sitting in my uncles driveway for 3 years with a "broken transmission and transfer case". So I sold my explorer and hoppped right on it. I ended up pulling it home replacing the transfer case and she was good to go. Im still replacing stuff periodically but so far its been a great vehicle and it has been my FAVORITE.

Future Mods:

-A lift kit(Ordered)
-Sliders
-Bumpers
-Gears/Lockers
-Skid plates
-Im sure theres more thats the main stuff.

I picked it up for a whopping 800 bucks, The day I got it:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...F7D6593B74.jpg


Current Picture:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...pseea90788.jpg




The first "mod" I did:


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...1CD5A6E5A7.jpg

And now for something im not so proud of that resulted in me needing a new door:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...91AAA6B943.jpg

And a few more random pics of her:


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...1CDD40753B.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...4904/jeep1.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...1CD1C24030.jpg
There should be more pics up soon of it with the lift on!

ChrisHager 11-15-2012 03:09 PM

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The hole doesn't get any smaller each time I see it...

TeeJay4490 11-15-2012 03:15 PM

Lmao, I actually went back out there and drove down it..winning..well, 1-1

TeeJay4490 11-18-2012 10:32 PM

Went out and did alittle wheeling yesterday just not in the jeep! She was sagging pretty bad but towed em just fine. The trailer was heavy as hell.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...12DF6530BC.jpg

Then today I started the process of painting my trim, only got the back bumper done today im going to finish the rest tomorrow.


http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...12DB001CEF.jpg

TeeJay4490 11-29-2012 11:05 AM

A few updates:

I paid up! JeepForum Supporter!!

Took the front sway bars off, not too bad driving without it. The previous owner put a cheesy ricer intake on the jeep and I ripped the inner fenders outs so the intake was constantly getting dirty and wet. I had a stock air box outta my old explorer and came up with this :

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/.../airintake.jpg

Also got some goodies in the mail, the only lift my poor self could afford lol

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...04/spacers.jpg

Im also fabbing up mounts for my streamlight and this puppy right here:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...4904/TheAR.jpg

ChrisHager 11-29-2012 01:54 PM

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I don't know my guns very well but it reminds me of a SOCOM II.

TeeJay4490 11-29-2012 02:41 PM

It's a DPMS oracle AR-15 .223. It's my deer/hog gun

PhantomWJ 11-29-2012 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by TeeJay4490
It's a DPMS oracle AR-15 .223. It's my deer/hog gun

How is the DPMS working for you? They are on sale out here for about 650, I was considering that over a Colt.

TeeJay4490 11-29-2012 03:34 PM

Great. Don't waste your time with a colt. I've had one and my DPMS performs just as well.

TeeJay4490 12-03-2012 09:31 PM

Sold the AR today then bought JC1390s 4inch rough country from him. As soon as it gets here itll be put on.


I also have a 2inch BB if anybodys interested.

theksmith 12-05-2012 02:57 AM

what are you plans for making it an "expedition rig"?

TeeJay4490 12-05-2012 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by theksmith (Post 14557701)
what are you plans for making it an "expedition rig"?



On board air, winch mount bumpers front and rear, roof rack that supports 20 gallons of gas, hi-lift jack, shovel and spare. One of those tents that rests on the roof rack and folds out of the sides. Eventually a 4inch long arm. Aux Lights front and rear, Sliders, and every skid plate you'll ever need. Basically just wanna make it self sufficient. Im taking it on a road trip to new mexico in about 6 months and I hope to have alot of this stuff knocked out.


Btw, I read your entire build thread on here. Your jeep is what I wish mine was lol.

theksmith 12-05-2012 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by TeeJay4490 (Post 14558650)
On board air, winch mount bumpers front and rear, roof rack that supports 20 gallons of gas, hi-lift jack, shovel and spare. One of those tents that rests on the roof rack and folds out of the sides. Eventually a 4inch long arm. Aux Lights front and rear, Sliders, and every skid plate you'll ever need. Basically just wanna make it self sufficient. Im taking it on a road trip to new mexico in about 6 months and I hope to have alot of this stuff knocked out.


Btw, I read your entire build thread on here. Your jeep is what I wish mine was lol.

kewl, and thanks - i had a lot of build on here inspire me as well. you'll get where you want it, it just takes time (and all your paychecks) ;)

TeeJay4490 12-05-2012 11:13 AM

Yeah im really starting to notice my jeeps paycheck stealing abilities..But I love it more than my other toys so ive been selling them off to buy stuff for it lol


Btw did I couple little things, painted the trim. I COULDNT stand the grey.

The bad side with the dent and pulled out fender:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...intedtrim1.jpg

Getting better:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...intedtrim2.jpg

My favorite way to look at it:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...intedtrim3.jpg

TeeJay4490 12-08-2012 08:37 PM

Went out and did alittle riding tonight alot of the trail was just like the first 15 seconds of this video..really tight!!

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...4A6467B4B1.jpg


Also threw a roof rack on:

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...4ACBE488F0.jpg


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